Ball Corporation, a supplier of aluminum packaging solutions for beverage, personal care and household products customers, as well as aerospace and other technologies and services, plans to retrofit a building into an aluminum beverage packaging plant in Pittston, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania. The project is expected to create 230 jobs.
The company has pledged to invest approximately $360 million into the project over multiple years. The project will generate more than $16 million in new employment payroll for the region.
“Ball is excited to expand into Pennsylvania to build a state-of-the art manufacturing plant to support the growth of our customers in infinitely recyclable aluminum beverage packaging,” said Colin J. Gillis, president of Ball Beverage Packaging North & Central America. “We appreciate the cooperation between state and local agencies as part of the site selection process, and we look forward to being part of the Pittston community.”
The project was coordinated by the Governor’s Action Team. Ball received a proposal from the Department of Community and Economic Development for up to $2 million in Redevelopment Assistance Capital Project funding to be distributed upon the creation of the new jobs, $400,000 in funding for workforce development training, and may be eligible for the Manufacturing Tax Credit Program and a Qualified Manufacturing Deduction.
“Ball Corporation has a longstanding presence in the international marketplace, and Pennsylvania is pleased with the company’s commitment to expand its manufacturing facilities in the northeast,” said Governor Tom Wolf. “This project will inject much-needed revenue into the region, create new, high-paying jobs, and provide a lasting impact on the surrounding community.”